Bomber hits Iraq police station

At least four policemen killed as suicide attack targets police station in Baghdad.

Sunday's blast was the latest in a series of attacks on official buildings [EPA]
Sunday's blast was the latest in a series of attacks on official buildings [EPA]

Scattered violence

On Sunday, an Iraqi politicianfrom the Iraqiya bloc was shot dead by armed men in the northern city of Mosul about 350km north of Baghdad – the third candidate from the party to be killed in the past two weeks.

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No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Iraqiya bloc of former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi narrowly won elections in March, beating the coalition led by Nouri al-Maliki, the incumbent prime minister.

Violence has dropped dramatically across Iraq since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but attacks remain common, especially in Baghdad and Mosul.

Source: News Agencies

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